Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Carpeaux cast drawing

This is a charcoal cast drawing I did a few years ago. The cast is by Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux (1827-1875), one of the greatest French sculptors. This bust is part of a group called "Four Parts of the World Sustaining the Globe" which can be viewed in the Luxembourg Gardens in Paris.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

new portrait

This is a compositional drawing for a new portrait commission I am starting. It is life-size, and is a follow-up to an older painting I posted earlier. Once the drawing is finished, I photocopy it and transfer it to a canvas that I construct to the same size. It is 37"x27":

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

old paintings/drawings

I found some images of some pieces I did in 2002 when I was just out of art school. I thought I might post them:

this was one of my favorite portrait drawings

a copy of one of my favorite paintings "Girl with a Red Hat" by Vermeer on cardboard. I painted it the exact size of the original.

a pencil drawing of an ominous-looking doll.

a painting of the interior of my first studio in New London

a small painting based on the last scene in Romeo and Juliet. I hope to do some Shakespeare-themed paintings in the future.

a sketch of a real skeleton done in the library of Columbus College of Art and Design in Ohio.